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Dr. B. Ambiga

Psychologist, Chennai

Dr. B. Ambiga Psychologist, Chennai
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Dr. B. Ambiga is a trusted Psychologist in Vanagaram, Chennai. You can meet Dr. B. Ambiga personally at Serene Life Hospital in Vanagaram, Chennai. You can book an instant appointment online with Dr. B. Ambiga on Lybrate.com.

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I am 22 years old. I have lots of fear to live, I have lot of stress but do not know whats the reason is? I want to live a happy life and a happy situation anytime but I can not. I need a positive attitude and positive and bold mindset. What can I do?

Masters in Clinical Psychology
Psychologist, Lucknow
I am 22 years old. I have lots of fear to live, I have lot of stress but do not know whats the reason is? I want to l...
Hi, many a times we are fearful of situations which are vague and unhappy with circumstances. Its very important we recognize that it will not remain same forever, moreover it not situation which is good or bad but how we see it and interpret. You need to have an attitude of" jo hoga dekha jayega" you need to be carefree life is not about taking stress but enjoying as it is otherwise whole point of living is missed.
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I want to quit smoking. how it's possible? I am smoking from last 10 year. My age now is 26 years.

BASM, MD, MS (Counseling & Psychotherapy), MSc - Psychology, Certificate in Clinical psychology of children and Young People, Certificate in Psychological First Aid, Certificate in Positive Psychology
Psychologist, Palakkad
Dear, tobacco is addictive. Cigarette also contains 4000+ carcinogenic chemicals other than nicotine. The best method is to leave it and continue with your will power. There are other methods like nicotine replacement therapy and pharmacotherapy combined. If you? re ready to stop smoking and willing to get the support you need, you can recover from nicotine addiction and abuse abuse? no matter how bad the addiction or how powerless you feel. The first step in treating nicotine addiction is accepting that you have a problem. Confronting an addiction and accepting responsibility for your actions isn? t easy. But it? s a necessary step on the road to treatment and recovery. You should then consult a psychiatrist / psychologist who fill follow this treatment. 1. Detoxification using medicines. 2. Behavior modification with the help of therapies. 3. Counseling. 4. Medication to sustain and 5. Long term support. These given steps are essential for any addict to get effectively rid of smoking. Therefore, you need to stick to the treatment plan and cooperate with your psychiatrist / psychologist. Take care.
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Having Stress related problems. Unable to live my life properly .unable to laugh openly. Over thinking very much .alcohol addiction. Unable to control.

MBBS, DPM
Psychiatrist, Bangalore
Having Stress related problems. Unable to live my life properly .unable to laugh openly. Over thinking very much .alc...
Dear Satyanarayan, At this age, alcohol addiction causes many problems. The one you have is - not able to handle life's stresses. Alcohol makes you to postpone dealing with stress. Please stop alcohol and face the life's stresses. You will find better methods to handle them. Others in your family may help you also. Use friends who do not drink or smoke. If you want further help, please come online text consultation.
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What are the side effects of lithicarb ,abilify &seroquel ? a family member is being given lithicarb 250X1 breakfast & 250X2 dinner ,abilify 5 mg brakfast ;seroquel 12.5 mg dinner .These medicines patient is taking for last 4 -5 years. Pl. Let me know what are it's side effects in the long run & how long a patient can be given theses medicines?

BHARAT JYOTI, MRACGP, INCEPTOR, MD-PhD, MD - Psychiatry, FIPS, Fellow of Academy of General Education (FAGE), DPM, MBBS
Psychiatrist, Bangalore
Common side effects of Abilify that may occur are dizziness, lightheadedness, nausea, vomiting, tiredness, excess saliva or drooling, blurred vision, weight gain, drowsiness, and constipation.//////// Lithium: Side effects: You may experience some or none of the following: Tiredness. Loss of appetite, nausea, vomiting. Diarrhoea. Hands shaking. Increased thirst, and consequently passing urine more often by day, and perhaps also by night. Drink only water or low calorie drinks to lessen the risk of weight gain. Ant antidote to this side effect is available. Memory problems Common Seroquel side effects may include: Dizziness, drowsiness, loss of energy, tired feeling; increased appetite, weight gain; dry mouth; or nausea, vomiting, stomach pain or discomfort, constipation. This is not a complete list of side effects and others may occur. Call your doctor for medical advice about side effects. Long term effects of seroquel are more negative and need to be avoided after checking with your doctor Lithium has a better profile in the long run. You can monitor Abilify if you find any serious side effects and consult your doctor.
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Hello Doctor, I am 22 years old boy 1 years ago I faced a shock in my life that lead me to depression. Psychiatrist advised me some medicine. I took for 15 days but after 15 days a local doctor advised me to give up that medicine as I could be addicted to it. In starting it was very tough to cover up my muscle muscle pain but Now after 1 years my life is almost alright. But still some times I feel restless for 1-3 minutes that's also very minor. I think I have recovered 90% depression as my muscle pain is almost gone . Am I doing right.

Reparenting Technique, BA, BEd
Psychologist, Bangalore
Hello Doctor,
I am 22 years old boy
1 years ago I faced a shock in my life that lead me to depression. Psychiatrist a...
The muscle pain may not have anything to do with the depression. Anyway since it has improved that is fine. With regards to the depression you must go and meet with a counselor immediately and if that person advises that you meet with a doctor you must do so and cooperate to your utmost. Please visit these professionals along with your parents. In the meantime please do the following sincerely because you could resolve the problem better with good cooperation: Have a good night’s sleep, have a good breakfast of more proteins, meditate often, remain free of stress, eat a lot of fiber, nuts, avocado, exercise regularly, eat dark chocolate, do Yoga meditation exercises, etc. I suggest you do the opposite of what this depression makes you feel like doing (actually, not doing): you will need to fight this condition. You must become active; stay upright during the daylight time; meet people; never sleep during the day, wake up by 6 am every day, play some active games, especially contact games, do physical exercises, talk to people and join some social clubs, attend Yoga classes etc. Watch sitcoms on TV or comedies and cheer yourself up. Go for excursions in groups, for outings, camps, conferences, and religious conventions. Get a pet dog and spend time training it, exercising it and relating to it. Expose yourself to some sunlight every day, at least, 30 minutes but not in the scorching heat. Whatever happens, please incorporate these three important adaptations in your life: always be responsible, be respectful, and be functional. If you did these three, lots of things will go well in life. Please pray and have faith in God to alleviate your sufferings. Don'€™t wait for others to help. Use your own motivation, which might be at its lowest, but persevere and win this battle. Above all to be really happy, you need to live in love and for love. Learn all about emotions and how to handle them and that will get you out of the depression rather easily and quickly. A counselor is there only to facilitate you, all the hard word must come from you, and your cooperation with that person is very critical for your success. Be positive every day and learn to be contented with what you have. Do some left brain exercises: it is the happy brain. Here are a few suggestions: shut your left nostril and breathe, move your eyes from right to left and vice versa for at least half a minute at a time, and do callisthenic exercises with some form of counting, regularly. Whatever happens please cooperate with the therapy and do not discontinue until the condition is completely resolved.
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My mother is suffering from bipolar disorder-mania for many years starting from age 18. Now around 49. It's normal most of the time but will happen many time in a year and will continue for one or two weeks. Is there any permanent solution or new findings or medicins for this problem sir. I'm at 27 now. Son.is there any possibility of inheritance for me in any manner in future sir? I have a sister at 28 also normal now.

MBBS
General Physician, Jalgaon
My mother is suffering from bipolar disorder-mania for many years starting from age 18. Now around 49. It's normal mo...
Please Less chances of inheritance Please give her Saraswatarishta 20 ml twice a day for 3 months Cap stresscom by dabur 2 2 for 3 months Consult me regularly on Lybrate till she feels better Take her for morning and evening walk regularly Tell her to do meditation regularly.
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I have been diagnosed as a case of Major Depression in 1983.Presently I am taking floxitine tabs,lithium tabs and some tabs for relaxation.I have never tried any other system of Medicine.I dont know whether it can be of any great help. Kindly advise.

MD - Psychiatry, MBBS
Psychiatrist, Delhi
Yes.Non pharmacological approach can also help u.You try progressive deep muscle relaxation technique for relaxation instead of taking antianxiety drugs. Also the duration and type of last episode information can make me answer about taper off ur fluoxetene.
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I have stress due to the nature of the work, always worried whether I will be able to complete it in time or not. Etc.

Reparenting Technique, BA, BEd
Psychologist, Bangalore
I have stress due to the nature of the work, always worried whether I will be able to complete it in time or not. Etc.
The stress that you feel is not dependent on the stressor i.e. the time-bound work. It is entirely dependent on your perception of stress. Life is difficult no doubt, as a general rule, but what we do adds to the stress in our response. We add to the stress of life instead of reducing it or learning to deal with it. Many of us follow a policy of avoidance. We cannot do that all of our lives. So the first thing to do is to change your perception. For example, look at it as a challenge that you would like to meet with a positive outlook. See everything as a gift from God to perform as though you are doing it for Him. God never gives us work to do beyond our capacity. Now you may argue that it is the Government that is giving all the work. That is true in the overt sense, but if you look at it with spiritual eyes, you know that it is ultimately given by God. Secondly, build a good constitution mentally, emotionally and physically to combat stress. Eat healthily, sleep well, and exercise regularly. Talk about your emotions regularly to a good friend every day. Learn stress management techniques. Do Yoga and meditation. Pray every day to God to give you the strength, and offer your work as a prayer to Him – you will give your best and you will feel so satisfied when you do it well. You must also talk to your superior that the workload is getting beyond your means and that you need more personnel to support you. Finally, learn to delegate much or some of your work to subordinates. If you do not trust, you will find it difficult to delegate.
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Gud evng doctor, I am having excess dreams in my sleep early in the morning. Nothing scary but regular activities as if I'm awake. On waking up I feel tired as if I didn't sleep. Please help me.

MBBS
General Physician, Faridabad
Gud evng doctor, I am having excess dreams in my sleep early in the morning. Nothing scary but regular activities as ...
nothing abnormal about dreams, get up in the morning and go for walk. it will help. welcome for help.
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I suffering from Anxiety and panic attacks and taking medicine of Vilazodone hydrochloride 20 mg tab twice daily and clonazepam 0.5 mg on sos last three month and Dr. Has given me more 45 day to continue same. So 1) during medication I consume one or 2 times beer in month it's good. 2) also take tobbaco regular so I need to stop it. 3) how long I need to take medicine? 4) feel good during taking medicine but I Vilazodone tab for 1 or 2 day my behaviour change like short tempernes ,anxieties. But now not feel panic attacks. But feel hallucination after stop medicine. So kindly suggest how long I need to take treatment. Please suggest and any meditation and any exercise that I can minimise May stress and live happy without medicine Looking forward for your valuable opinion Thanks.

MBBS, MD - Psychiatry
Psychiatrist, Mumbai
I suffering from Anxiety and panic attacks and taking medicine of Vilazodone hydrochloride 20 mg tab twice daily and ...
Alcohol dependence is associated with significant physical, mental and social problems. Physically, there can be liver failure, jaundice, vomiting of blood, passing blood in stools, stomach ulcers, damage to nerves of the body, swelling of legs, fluid collection in abdomen, and many more. Mentally, there is irreversible brain damage, worsening of anxiety or depression, triggering of psychosis and mood disorders, dementia, etc. From a social point of view, there may be isolation from neighbors or family, increased abusive behavior to children or spouses, legal problems, accidents, etc. Alcohol tends to worsen anxiety and so does nicotine. If you continue to smoke and drink, your anxiety will not remit. Also there is chance of other problems happening, like fearfulness, paranoia, etc. Your medication should never be taken with alcohol as the sedation may worsen, making you vulnerable to problems caused by over sedation (aspiration, accidental death, etc). Ideally for a proper recovery, you need to take the medication over a long period of time. The exact duration will be determined by your doctor depending on your response, compliance and improvement. Meditation, yoga and exercise are adjuvants to treatment, not replacement. If the condition is serious enough to warrant medication, merely doing these activities will not be sufficient. Lastly, these medications are not like Crocin or painkillers that you take them as and when you have a problem. If you want complete resolution of your symptoms, you need to take them as per the advice of your doctor and for the proper duration. This sort of experimentation is pointless and futile, with no benefit for you.
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I was in drug (chitta) addiction for 3 months I want to quit addiction. Nd want to save my life. please help me to overcome this problem.

C.S.C, D.C.H, M.B.B.S
General Physician,
I was in drug (chitta) addiction for 3 months I want to quit addiction. Nd want to save my life. please help me to ov...
Only strong will power, determination, attending AA meetings and diverting mind when tempted will help you stop alcohol or may need professional help from a psychiatrist or de addiction centre. Try to do meditation and yoga. Read good books and listen to music and if you are believer attend Bhajans Alcohol causes 7 types of cancer, including breast, mouth and bowel cancers. When you drink alcohol, cancer-causing chemicals are formed. Alcohol also affects hormone levels and makes cells even more likely to be damaged by smoking. The less alcohol you drink, the lower the risk of cancer. No type of alcohol is better or worse than another, it is the alcohol itself that leads to the damage, regardless of whether it is in wine, beer or spirits. And drinking and smoking together are even worse for you. Not everyone who drinks alcohol will develop cancer. But on the whole, scientists have found that some cancers are more common in people who drink more alcohol than others. Every year, alcohol causes 4% of cancers .Tips to cut down on alcohol. There are lots of simple ways to cut down on the amount of alcohol you drink. It can help to work out if there are particular times or situations when you tend to have a drink, whether that’s a bad day at work or a weekly pub quiz tradition, and plan what you’ll say and do differently next time. Have more alcohol-free days a week. For liver health it’s best to have at least 2 days off alcohol in a row each week. Try agreeing on certain days with your partner or a friend and help each some wi other and stick to it. If you are planning to drink alcohol, decide on a limit in advance and make sure you don’t go over it. Swap every other alcoholic drink for a soft one – starting with your first drink. Try shandy instead of a pint of beer, or swap ne for soda and have a spritzer. Don’t stock up on beer, wine or spirits at home. Finish one drink before pouring another, because topping up drinks makes it harder to keep track of how much you’ve had and when you planned to stop. Avoid buying drinks in rounds, that way you don’t have to keep pace with anyone. Tell a friend or partner that you’re cutting down on alcohol, they can support you – or even join you.
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I am a student and I memorized my chapter. I forget it very quickly. During my exam it's totally wiped out from my mind. It's happening since 1 Yr. Earlier it wasn't happening. Any suggestions or medicine.

C.S.C, D.C.H, M.B.B.S
General Physician,
Ways to Remember Anything Research-based strategies to boost your memory and keep it strong 7 Strategies for Remembering 1.Become interested in what you're learning. We're all better remembering what interests us. Few people, for example, have a difficult time remembering the names of people they find attractive. If you're not intrinsically interested in what you're learning or trying to remember, you must find a way to become so. 2.Find a way to leverage your visual memory. You'll be surprised by how much more this will enable you to remember. For example, imagine you're at a party and are introduced to five people in quick succession. How can you quickly memorize their names? Pick out a single defining visual characteristic of each person and connect it to a visual representation of their name, preferably through an action of some kind. Remember: Memory is predominantly visual. 3.Create a mental memory tree. If you're trying to memorize a large number of facts, find a way to relate them in your mind visually with a memory tree. Construct big branches first, then leaves. Branches and leaves should carry labels that are personally meaningful to you in some way, and the organization of the facts ("leaves") should be logical. 4.Associate what you're trying to learn with what you already know. It seems the more mental connections we have to a piece of information, the more successful we'll be in remembering it. This is why using mnemonics. Write out the items to be memorized over and over and over. 5.When reading for retention, summarize each paragraph in the margin. This requires you to think about what you're reading, recycle it, and teach it to yourself again. Even take the concepts you're learning and reason forward with them; apply them to imagined novel situations, which creates more neural connections to reinforce the memory. 6.Do most of your studying in the afternoon. Though you may identify yourself as a "morning person" or "evening person" at least one Study. Suggests your ability to memorize isn't influenced as much by what time of day you perceive yourself to be most alert but by the time of day you actually study—afternoon appearing to be the best. 7.Get adequate sleep to consolidate and retain memories. Not just at night after you've studied but the day, you study as well. Far better to do this than to stay up cramming all night for an exam.
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There is some black dots in my tongue and I think this is the reason that I am not able to speak fluently, can you suggest me what should I do?

BDS
Dentist, Durgapur
its yours concern not the black spots that is barring your from speaking fluently. get rid of that concept of yours.
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I am a student. I am thinking too much for a simple problem. Please give me a solution.

Doctor of Naturopathy & Natural Medicines, DM - Clinical Haematology
Dietitian/Nutritionist, Agra
I am a student.
I am thinking too much for a simple problem.
Please give me a solution.
start doing brahmbari pranayam, its the best exercise for brain and you will start living happily without stress or tensions, for best results put 2 drops of warmed cow ghee in your nose nostrils, everyday before sleeping. you will be amazed by the results.
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Weakness In the brain Which is the best Medicine for Brain. Weak Memory and Stress And Not To Much Focus On study weak In concentration. Tell me The Homeopathic Medicine Which Without Any Side Effects or any Other Medicine.

PDDM, MHA, MBBS
General Physician, Nashik
To improve your memory :- Give your brain a workout by solving puzzles. Don't skip the physical exercise. Get your 7 hours of sleep. Make time for friends. Keep stress in check by yoga and meditation. Have a laugh. Eat a brain-boosting diet like Almonds, fruits and high protein diet. Identify and treat health problems. Take practical steps to support learning and memory. Avoid multitasking.
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My age 25 .I fell very depression and loss of sleep ,few suggest to me for reduce depression & promote to sleep.

Vedicgram Ayurveda
Ayurveda, Noida
My age 25 .I fell very depression and loss of sleep ,few suggest to me for reduce depression & promote to sleep.
Don't be negative too much, and avoid sitting alone, do meditation, apply bad am organ in your feet, before sleeping.
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Hello. My name is sunny. Now I quit smoking. So how to clear nicotine in my body. And I never smoked.

BASM, MD, MS (Counseling & Psychotherapy), MSc - Psychology, Certificate in Clinical psychology of children and Young People, Certificate in Psychological First Aid, Certificate in Positive Psychology
Psychologist, Palakkad
Dear user. The moment you quit smoking, your body will start the repair process. Nicotine will be cleared within a week. The total repair could take from 6 months to one year based on your smoking frequency. In any case, within one year your body will be healthy provided you don; t start smoking again. Take care.
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I am suffering from depression for the last 15 years. I was undergoing treatment in our hospital. After coming to kerala I am under the treatment of doctor from pushpagiri medical college, tiruvalla, kerala. Here they have changed the medicine and I am suffering from side effect of the medicine like dry mouth, throat infection, digestion problem etc.

MD - Psychiatry, MBBS
Psychiatrist, Hyderabad
In treatment of depression what got you better keeps you better, if an antidepressant helped you to recover from depression it is advisable not to change the antidepressant. So go back to your new psychiatrist and tell him your problem they should be able to solve it.
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Hello doctor, I am engineering student. I am having some problems like I am behaving against myself. I am 20 years old. I am having teenage feelings like to have a sex with a girl. But I feel that it's not good at all. I always try to devote with whom I love. But can't stop it. What should I do in case I want to leave my such thinking. And also to focus on studies.

Reparenting Technique, BA, BEd
Psychologist, Bangalore
Hello doctor, I am engineering student. I am having some problems like I am behaving against myself. I am 20 years ol...
Well you are not much older than a teenager right now and these feelings are okay for your age. The only problem is that you, cannot or rather should not, act on them. You have to learn to moderate these impulses and the more you worry about them the more difficult it will be for you to control your libido. However you cannot walk around with a high libido and a somewhat lost control. Indulging in it is what can cause bother. You must go out and socialize and meet more people and mix around with both sexes. In time you will be able to understand and respect girls and not see them as mere sex objects. You will also respect your sexual feeling and know that it has to be used responsibly. Right now vigorous games and sports will channelize a lot of this energy and reduce the urge. Your focus must be on your studies but not at the neglect of other aspects of our personality. If you like you could attend sex education classes and get a more refined idea of relationships with the opposite sex and relish a wholesome contact with them. Your view right now seems too telescopically directed towards their bodies due to the hormonal influences. There is so much more to do with your life at this current moment that this will distract you no end: time and opportunity can be permanently lost. You can have great times later on after achieving good development in your all round personality. Stay focused on the right priorities. You may feel like you have no control but that is all in your head and a primed body.
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